im not looking for stats.. can atl, ga get a hurricane?

Asked by Mike, Smyrna, GA Tue Sep 2, 2008

how close are we to a body of water

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Jerri M. Sut…, , 98502
Tue Sep 9, 2008
Yes Atlanta can get a hurricane. It will have to travel a great distance over land to get there but it can make it. I think Savannah Brunswick area may be closest ocean front. What is that 4.5 hours away. We had the after affects of a hurricane back in 2005 I think it was. Pretty strong stuff. Oh by the way we also had an earthquake about 6 years ago. By the way how is the weather there today? We moved back to Washington State a year ago, we miss it there (Douglasville).
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Natasha, , Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Tue Sep 9, 2008
hurricane Opal reached ATL a few years ago - still as a CAt1 -73+ mi/hr winds...you can check this info on the weather channel
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Todd, Both Buyer And Seller, 30066
Sun Sep 14, 2008
Only 3 hurricanes have hit the Georgia coast in the past 106 years. I'd worry more about tornadoes - they seem to strike everywhere around the metro area equally, downtown as well.

We're also overdue for an earthquake. - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/states/georgia/history.php
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Tue Sep 2, 2008
Mike,

In this location(Atlanta) it's more likely to be a tropical storm with lots of rain but no Cat. 1's......You should be more concerned about tornados.
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William M "M…, Agent, Suwanee, GA
Tue Sep 2, 2008
Hi Mike,

By the time a hurricane reaches the Metro Atlanta area it has been over land long enough to be down graded to to tropical depression or just a good old storm. It has been quite a few years since we had one come our way. We could actually stand for one to come this way and drop some much needed rainfall into Lake Lanier.
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Gina Weeks, Agent, Marietta, GA
Tue Sep 2, 2008
Been here for 30+ years...and no.
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Joshua Jarvis, Agent, Duluth, GA
Tue Sep 2, 2008
I suppose you should never say never, but no hurricanes here, especially in Smyrna. Tornadoes though, that's something to look out for.
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